Oven Cooked Salmon with Steamed Vegetables – Total 5 Weight Watchers Pro Points
The New Year has started and has given me a new lease of life. With many resolutions to remember the main one is to lose weight… something I am sure is at the top of most resolution lists! Having reached my limit with the total food replacement (in other words you only drink shakes!) diet, Lipotrim, even after successfully losing several stones after Liv’s birth, it was time to look at a new diet.
I cannot even clarify what I diet I am on now, a mixture of Weight Watchers and calorie counting, with a MyFitnessPal, a handy android app that is quite addictive! It is eye opening to list every detail of the foods you eat and then watch the calories mounting up.
The fabulous Musing Housewife has also started her Weight Watchers journey, which helps me immensely as I am constantly asking her the points values of foods I am considering cooking. I am attempting to stick to 1,300 calories a day or less, it may sound drastic, however when considering the daily intake is only 500 calories on the Lipotrim diet, I am feeling a lot less miserable than I was!
Each morning I am still enjoying my breakfast tea with lots of milk and 1 sugar, alongside either fruit (most fruits are zero points on WW) or a WW Fromage Frais (only 1 point). For lunch I will tuck into 3 slices of ham, 4 cherry tomatoes and lettuce on 2 slices of Hovis Best of Both bread to make a sandwich. If I feel peckish in the afternoon then I simply reach for a banana, which sees me through till dinner time. Last night I had a WW Beef Hotpot (currently £1 in Tesco – bargain and only 6 WW points) and a WW Chocolate Brownie (4 WW points). Both tastier and more filling than I expected and Liv and I both thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate brownie’s – it felt quite naughty to eat a chocolate pudding however with a dinner of only 10 combined points I was well on track for being under my calorie intake and well under my WW target. Not a good thing however as you are meant to stick to your target, though the food I was eating was healthy and nutritious and washed down with plenty of water.
Tonight Liv and I both tucked into poached salmon (cooked in the oven for 20 mins wrapped in foil) on a bed of steamed carrots, green beans and broccoli. According to Weight Watchers Pro Points, this meal is a total of 4 points. Amazing! It was very filling and extremely tasty! The picture really does not do the meal justice.
Day 2 is almost over now and I am feeling very positive about my weight loss journey, especially as I can still eat the foods I like whilst losing weight. A shake only diet, although the results are noticeable instantly, can be draining and can make you slightly miserable. It is not sociable either, whereas with my crazy calorie counting/Weight Watchers diet, I know I can happily go out with friends and enjoy food alongside a good helping of gossip!
Expect more images of the delicious, healthy meals I plan to make on my weight loss journey!
Feel free to add to the following Weight Loss Linky!!